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Latest update : 2014-06-09

Harnessing female economic power

This week, we’re at the Global Summit of Women in Paris, where more than 1,000 people, including politicians and businesspeople, have converged to discuss ways of harnessing female economic power. We take a look at how women are in danger of being left behind in the Digital Revolution. Also, we talk to a Nigerian leading banker on ensuring gender balance in developing African economies. Finally, we see how Italy's economic crisis has resulted in a growing number of women entering the workforce.

By Annette YOUNG , Yara JAMALI , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Lucy PROVAN , Georges YAZBECK

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2014-11-27 abortion

France marks 40th anniversary of abortion laws

In this edition, abortion may be legal in France, but for some doctors it's still a sticky issue. Also, making sure there's the right gender mix in the newsroom. And we meet the...

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2014-11-21 violence against women

Ending violence against women: The dangers of trial by Twitter

As we mark the International Day to End Violence against Women, we take a look at whether social media is a friend or foe. Also why changing men's attitudes is vital when it...

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2014-11-14 Canada

Anger in Canada over murders of Aboriginal women

In this edition, we take a look at the growing public anger in Canada over the scores of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Also: the Kurdish mayor who's watching her Turkish...

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2014-11-06 terrorism

Aafia Siddiqui: The tale of Lady al Qaeda

In this edition, we bring you the tale of a 42-year-old Pakistani woman in an American jail who has jihadists demanding her release. And as Islamist extremists repress women's...

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2014-09-25 women

Clothes Maketh the Woman

With Paris Fashion Week being underway, we ask is fashion and feminism an oxymoron? Also we meet the people who decide what will be in your wardrobe in 2016. Plus we talk to...

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